Music

Lansing Symphony to play MasterWorks IV

Feb 23, 2012
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WKAR's Melissa Benmark talks with Lansing Symphony Orchestra music director Timothy Muffitt and MSU professor of Tuba and Euphonium Phil Sinder about the next Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert. Sinder is the soloist in a Tuba Concerto by TV and film composer, Bruce Broughton.

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Celtic-American mash-up from a Michigan favorite.
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Dueling piano boogie from Michigan rock and blues legends.
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Crunching funk and smooth jazz from Grammy-honored Lansing bassist.

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Uplifting folk/pop songs with a message from award-winning northern Michigan duo.

Gregorian Previews MSU Symphony Concert

Jan 27, 2012
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WKAR's Melissa Benmark spoke with conductor Leon Gregorian about the next MSU Symphony Orchestra concert, which features a new Tuba Concerto by MSU professor Ron Newman.

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Blues rock from Flint, Michigan, featuring slide-guitar master Rusty Wright.

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Folk, jazz and humor from iconic Ann Arbor trio.

As the season comes to an end, we spend time with the Trombone section and learn about the importance of the Alma Mater. Includes the entire half-time performance from the MSU vs. Indiana game.

Includes the entire "Les Miserables" half-time performance from the MSU vs. Minnesota game.

The famous MSU Drumline is featured for an inside look at the precision necessary to be one of the premiere groups in the country. Includes the entire "Classic 70s Rock" half-time performance from the MSU vs. Michigan game.

Members of the mellophone and baritone sections talk about the importance of the uniform and offer insight on appropriate hair styling. Includes the entire "Divas" half-time performance from the MSU vs. Central Michigan game.

SMB alumni return to perform in a joint tribute to 9/11. Featured: alumni, saxophone section and SMB family. Includes the entire half-time performance from the MSU vs. Florida Atlantic game.

Spartan Marching Band Labor Day Salute. Includes the entire half-time performance from the MSU vs. Youngstown State game.

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Edgy, harmonic tunes and favorites from nineties alt-rock icons.

Originally aired 4/7/11

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